Former Utah Jazz point guard and unrestricted free agent George Hill has penned a 3-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, worth around $57 million, on Tuesday.
Free agent George Hill has reached agreement on a three-year, $57M deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell The Vertical.
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This news comes as a relative surprise as it was revealed only recently that Hill and the Los Angeles Lakers were in discussions over a potential one-year deal.
Although Hill is a gritty, efficient point guard who will add a flavour of experience to a young, rebuilding Sacramento side, this is a fairly hefty contract for a player who will likely have his minutes restricted due to the drafting of budding superstar De’Aaron Fox.
Despite the conflict of sharing minutes equally, Hill will be an admirable role model to Fox, who could benefit from learning from an efficient, all-around guard.
Hill had a career-high year last season, averaging 16.9 points and 4.2 assists while shooting the ball at a robust 40.3-percent clip. Whether Hill’s role will be strictly limited to the second unit or if he’s starting, he will certainly contribute to this encouraging Sacramento rebuild.